(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
…if you want to learn how to read. In the great reincarnation to come, you want to request Tampa, New York City or Miami. You are three or more times more likely to learn to read at a high level than in Fresno. DC has improved but is still horrible.
I haven’t read the appendix about the inclusion/exclusion rates but the burden of proof lies on Kentucky rather than the other way around on that Jefferson County number. Tied with Boston? Color me skeptical.
Everyone in Wisconsin ought to be horrified by the abomination that is the Milwaukee Public Schools. These awful results make me all the more grateful that kids have the possibility of choosing a charter or private school, and the results may have been even worse in the past (can’t track them very far back) but it is time for something far more drastic.
There should be no bullets left in the gun when it comes to Milwaukee. Policymakers should correct the bad joke of an accountability system the state has employed for starters. Lawmakers expanded appropriately expanded choice last year (can’t get too many lifeboats for that sinking ship) but ought to consider a different governance structure as well.
Meh results from former reform luminaries North Carolina and Texas. The low-hanging fruit has been picked off the tree.
Discuss amongst yourselves…